NATICK, Mass. --- The
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC), locally known as Natick
Labs, will hold a public meeting followed immediately by a formal
public hearing on Thursday, April 17, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Public
Safety Training Center, 20 East Central Street, Natick, to discuss
the proposed environmental clean-up plan of soil at the T-25 Area,
Building 14 and Former Building 13, and the Boiler Plant at the
The meeting will
formally kick-off a 30-day public comment period that will end on
May 18. Public input is important to the Army. Community members
are encouraged during this period to review the proposed clean-up
plan, submit questions and concerns, and make recommendations
regarding the proposed clean-up.
During the public
meeting from 7 – 8 p.m., Army representatives will discuss the
proposed clean-up plan. Representatives from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Mass. Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) will join Army officials in answering
questions and addressing any concerns the public may have.
At 8 p.m., the Army
will begin a formal public hearing and comment session where
comments, concerns, and preferences will be recorded and will become
part of the final decision for the proposed actions.
Copies of the proposed
clean-up plan will be available at the meeting. Copies are also
available by calling the SSC Public Affairs Office at 508-233-5340
or at the public information repository maintained at the Morse
Institute Library, 14 East Central Street, Natick.
To submit formal comments:
1. Attend the April 17 meeting and present oral comments during the
2. Send written comments, postmarked no later than May 18, to:
Environmental, Safety and Health Office
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center
Natick, MA 01760-5049
3. Written comments may also be sent to Connolly by fax at (508)
233-5393 or by email at
For additional information about the clean-up program at the SSC,
please visit the EPA's site repository and web page at: